Minneapolis February 09, 2018
Here Are 10 BBQ Joints in Minneapolis That Will Leave Your Mouth Watering Uncontrollably
No one likes comfort food more than folks from Minnesota. Fortunately, you don’t have to go down south to find good BBQ and deep fried sides. In fact, there are plenty of restaurants in the Land of 10,000 Lakes that will do the trick. Luckily for those who live in the Twin Cities, many of them are right here in the metro area. Visit these Minneapolis restaurants for the best BBQ this side of the Mason-Dixon Line!
1. Riffs Smokehouse
Though a little harder to find - Riff’s is in the middle of an industrial park - people still flock here for their amazing pulled pork sandwiches. Don’t have time to sit down and enjoy lunch? Visit their Sample Room for a quick lunch on the go!
Address: 3134 California Street Northeast, Suite 106-B, Minneapolis
2. StormKing Barbecue
StormKing’s claim to fame? "True Texas-style barbeque in the North." With meals that can feed an army, it is advised that you come hungry.
Address: 16 ½ West 26th Street, Minneapolis
3. Smoke in the Pit
If you are looking for great barbeque, but hate eating ribs in public, you’re in luck! Smoke In the Pit is a small establishment offering takeout barbeque. From an incredible ribs to catfish nuggets, this place will have you thinking you’ve traveled south.
Address: 3733 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis.
4. C&G's Smoking Barbecue
Melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork is the favorite at this Minneapolis BBQ restaurant. You'll love the excellent prices and generous portions at this little dive restaurant.
Address: 4743 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
5. Chef Shack Ranch
You may not know it, but Chef Shack Ranch serves up some of the tastiest BBQ in the Twin Cities. Stop in on rib night for the best meal you'll have all week.
Address: 3025 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis
6. Old Southern BBQ
Founded by Dave (of "Famous Dave’s") this barbeque joint is sure to serve up some mouthwatering ribs, as well as combinations you might not have put together on your own. After you have wiped the sauce from your fingers, make sure you sign up for one of the awesome BBQ classes!
Address: 4501 France Avenue South, Minneapolis
7. Big Daddy's BBQ
For more than thirty years, the owners of Big Daddy’s Old Fashioned BBQ have been making great southern-style barbecue right here in the Twin Cities! With meat that falls right off the bone, you’ll be going back again and again.
Address: 625 University Avenue West, St Paul
8. FireBox Deli
Here at Firebox Deli, the sides are just as great as the meats! What could be better than flavorful brisket, mac and cheese, and creamy coleslaw?
Address: 4707 Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis
9. Ted Cook's 19th Hole
This is one of the pricier restaurants on this list, but the food here is as good as you’ll find down south. They serve up everything from ribs to pulled pork, beef, and chicken, so there is something for everyone here. Make sure you try a true southern side dish, like collard greens or black-eyed peas while at Ted Cook’s.
Address: 2814 East 38th Street, Minneapolis
10. Bark And The Bite
It may be a food truck, but it definitely deserves a spot on this list of best barbeque joints in Minneapolis! Here you’ll find something for everybody in your party. Bark And The Bite offers many varieties of sauce, all of which are gluten free. You can even bring your vegetarian friends to enjoy some good southern barbeque - they serve up non-meat dishes as well.
Address: 2207 University Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis
Do you have a favorite Minneapolis BBQ joint? Share your suggestions in the comments below!